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rupert murdoch with tough questions later today, outraged over a string of allegations reporters for the paper hacked mobile phones to get scoops. murdoch's apologized. much more on the story justice ahead on "world business today." one of the first journal itss who exposed phone hacking by "news of the world" has been found dead. sean ward said andy coulson hacked into phones. police are not treating the death as suspicious. >>> a u.s. official says a meeting between the u.s. and libya at the weekend was meant to deliver one message, that moammar gadhafi must go. libya called the face-to-face talks in tunisia a first step. the u.s. says the meeting was a one-off event. >>> the women's world cup team soaked up the limelight after bringing japan its first cup title. japan's the first asian nation with a world cup championship. those are the headlines. auto' jane verjee at cnn in london. "world business today" starts now. >> a very good afternoon to you from cnn hong kong, i'm alicia tank. >> good morning from cnn london. you're watching "world business today." time to testify, new
.k. phone hacking scandal. i'm kiran chetry. in just hours, rupert murdoch will face parliament. we're live in london. >> no break in the debt ceiling talks but the white house insists that backstage progress is being made to reach a deal before the august 2nd default deadline on this "american morning." >>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. 6:00 a.m. in new york this morning. tuesday, july 19th. i was hearing that in parts of iowa the heat index felt like 130 yesterday. it's been brutal out there. >> even this morning on the east coast, it felt different. it felt hotter. we'll be covering that. >>> we're watching that and millions are watching with a worldwide media empire hanging in the balance rupert murdoch is just hours away from facing his defining moment. in less than four hours, murdoch, his son and former top newspaper executive will appear before the british parliament. >> they will be asked what they knew about this phone hacking scandal that's growing wider by the day. it's threatening to take down news corp and perhaps murdoch himself. >> and the question is wha
and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor, rupert murdoch. brooks first came to news international as a secretary at "news of the world." she quickly developed a reputation for her tenacity as a journalist, reportedly once disguising herself as a cleaning lady to scoop a competitor. described as both ruthless and charming, she was soon the youngest editor of the "news of the world," and shortly after "the sun," both named by murdoch's news international. she spearheaded a controversial campaign to, quote, name and shame alleged pedophiles, publishing their names and addresses in the paper. as the editor of "the sun," brooks testified to parliament that her paper had paid police officers for information. and it was under her editorship that the "news of the world" allegedly paid a private investigator to hack into the voicemail messages of millie doweller, the 13-year-old girl murdered in britain whose investigation and court case made front page headlines. those allegations did not come to light until almost a decade later, after brooks had scaled the corporate ladder to become chi
relationship with rupert murdoch's media empire. >> go to used of parliament this morning. fireworks yesterday. the consensus, though, is david cameron is not likely to lose his job over this but that he's under enormous pressure right now. >> reporter: he's definitely is. he's got a lot to defend himself today. basically, this is a special day in parliament. they were supposed to go into summer recess but instead they are having this special address by the prime minister here. he's really going to try to prove a point here, that he's is going to underline the phone hacking scandal, say this is how i dealt with it and now we need to move on. here is how he put it when he was in africa for a trip. >> i don't underestimate the problem. parts of the immediate okay dreadful, illegal acts. police have questionses to answer about corruption and a failed investigation. politicians have been too close to media onus. these are big proximate but we're a big country and we'll solve it. >> reporter: now, the main issue he's going to have to teal with is why he decided to hire andy colson who was later arr
rupert murdoch and his son james for hours and hearing televised all over the world. murdoch's media empire has been rocked by accusations of police payoffs, phone hacking and corruption at his british newspapers. and troughout the hearing, all of the charges kept coming back to one central question. take a listen. >> do you accept that ultimately, you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run -- and then maybe the people they trusted. >> the murdochs did their best to distance themselves from the worst allegations, but the question still remains what exactly did they know? and what actions did they condone? one lawmaker thinks they know more than they let on. >> are you familiar with the term willful blindness? >> mr. sanders, would you care to elaborate? >> it is a term that came up in the enron scandal. willful blindness is a legal term. if there is knowledge that you could have had and should have had, but chose not to have, you are still responsible. >> mr. sanders, do you have a question? re
-grabbing word scandal no longer captures what's happening to rupert murdoch's empire. targets as high as the prime minister and the queen and with one of his top lieutenants arrested in london today, this is a moment of reckoning for journalism. is there really any evidence of misconduct here in the u.s.? are murdoch's critics using this crisis as an excuse to vilify him. our guests include the editor of "the guardian." how much is the press being spun by the president and the republicans. i'm howard kurtz. this is "reliable sources." >>> the murdoch media empire is in all-out damage control mode as the scandal at the british papers continues to spread on this side of the atlantic, the fbi opened a preliminary investigation on whether phone hacking took place in the u.s. and the dizzies pace of developments has made headlines around the world. >> mps finally forced murdoch to withdraw his bskyb bid. his empire has cracked, but is it broken. >> following breaking news in london where the embattled chief executive of murdoch's newspaper has resigned. >> news international will issue a s
call for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much o
. >>> two weeks before the united states may plunge into financial crisis. plu, media mogul rupert murdoch is just hours away from being grilled and lambasteds by british law makers and now a whistleblower in the growing phone hackl scandal reportedly is dead. and a 77-year-old man defends his home and family from an intruder with a gun. stand by for the dramatic story. that's even more compelling because -- get this -- he's a member of the united states congress. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the u.s. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history? we can't state it enough, this has enormous consequences for all of us, and time is quickly running out to prevent what the president calls armageddon. let's check in with kate baldwin. she's standing by with the latest. where do the negotiations stand right now? >> the two top republicans in the house. no official readout from the white house, but president obama says we are making progress when asked today by reporters how the debt talks were going when he was leaving an event in the rose garden. on the part of s
to the "news of the world" and "the sun" was a part of it. >> thank you. >> miss brooks, rupert murdoch in his evidence session said quite clearly that the responsibility for the closure of "news of the world" lay fairly and squarely with senior management of that paper, which i assume that includes you. is that the case? >> i think -- i think i may have missed that part of the evidence. i think mr. murdoch said it exactly how it was, that it was a collective decision. we all talked together. mr. murdoch was abroad at the time at a conference. we all talked together -- >> is that mr. murdoch senior? >> sorry, yes, rupert murdoch. yes. >> you wanted to say something else? >> no. sorry. >> when you were advising your staff that the paper was closing, during the private session, i think you said something like there was more to come. would you like to expand on what you meant by that? >> when i went down to the newsroom, to explain the decision, clearly and quite rightly, the journalists on the "news of the world" who very honorable journalists who have been putting out a newspaper under the scru
empire, this just a day after rupert murdoch insisted to lawmakers he didn't know much. >> i don't know. >> i don't know. >> i was not aware at the time. >> i don't have any memory. >> i don't know anything about that. >> i'm not sure what i said. >> i cannot spare to the accuracy of it. >> i just don't remember. >> check this out, a pie attack. you see it there, bottom left of your screen. the most memorable moments of the intense two-hour hearing. the pie man is a comedian who sent a tweet before the attack comparing murdoch to mr. burns, yes, that mr. burns on the left, the sinister but powerful simpsons character. the attacker is facing criminal charges this morning. will rupert murdoch face any? here is jeffrey toobin on "ac 360." >> a lot of people have talked about the possibility of criminal charges in the united states, the foreign corrupt practices act or something connected with hacking of 9/11 victims. there is really no credible evidence at all of any sort of american criminal violations by anyone in connection with news corp. so i really think the question is really a busi
, july 8th. news corp boss rupert murdoch folds his tabloid. >>> shuttle "atlantis" files up for one final foray. >>> and harry potter fans unite for one last wave of the wand. >>> it's the end of the "news of the world." that shamed british sunday newspaper is shutting down. after this weekend's edition and 168 years of history, the last edition of the "news of the world" will have rolled off the printing presses. >> now, as outrage spread from the public to the politicians and finally to the advertisers, rupert murdoch took decisive action. his son, james, announced the paper would close after this coming weekend and that all the staff would be out of a job. james, of course, is the chairman of news international. he posted his statement online for all to see. the key line in that statement, the news of the world is in the business of holding others to account, but it failed when it came to itself. charles? >> it appears that failure could lead to the arrest of this man. former editor andy coorson. reporting suggest that he is supposed to turn himself over this morning in the phone
want to get back to our top story, in-depth look into the phone hacking scandal at rupert murdoch's news corp. matthew, first to sean hoare's death, not suspicious, that's what police say, but certainly a strange turn of ooenchevents. >> another bizarre twist. sean hoare, one of the main whistle blowers, first journalist to go on record to accuse andy coulson, former editor of "news of the world" and former director for david cameron, not just knowing about the phone tapping that he alleges went but condoning it and encouraging it. he appeared in the press with more controversy. saying that they had access to sensitive police technology for cash payments, by using what's called pinging to pinpoint through mobile phone signals, the whereabouts of people they wanted to track down. that was another scandal he blew the whistle on, a few moments before he was found dead. we don't know the exact reason for his death at this point. there will be an autopsy i suspect. another twist in the ongoing saga. >> by the time we finish the segment on the show, things could have changed already. t
. rupert murdoch tells parliament he's not responsible for the phone hacking debacle that tarnished his media umpire. some of his staff staffers are punching back. >>> an angry president obama said the debt talks collapsed on friday right after "the new york times" said the two sides were close to a deal. is the president being spun in this budget brinksmanship which continues today. an online report about michele bachmann suffering from frequent migraines become as headache for her campaign. would that story be written about a man? >> yank uighar quits because he says the network told him to tone it down. he'll be here and he won't be toning it down. this is "reliable sources." >>> he looked well, 80 years old as he sat in the witness chair and hall tingly answered the questions. rupert murdoch says he runs a big company and couldn't be expected to know the details of illegal conduct at one london tabloid or precisely how it was covered up. the chief executive of news corp. went out of his way to down play his influence. >> sometimes i would say to keep in touch. i edit "the sunday tim
international and news corp. news international, the british arm of rupert murdoch's news corp. rebecca brooks, editor of "news of the world" when this phone hacking situation, scandal had happened. and along with andy coulson, she is a close friend of the british prime minister. so now many people are asking questions about whether or not david cameron himself knew what was going on. christine? >> unbelievable. i guess it wasn't good, old-fashioned shoe leather after all for the amazing scoops. stick around and weigh in on this one -- britain's launching a controversial lottery next month that's been dubbed "win a baby." the prize -- not a child but fertility treatment worth about $40,000. critics say this is inappropriate. it is demeaning. but the gambling commission has already okay'd the contest. >> it was announced yesterday that the charity called to hatch announced this lottery, this raffle if you will, for about $35 or $40. you can buy a ticket that will entitle you to some $40,000 worth of fertility treatments. just to give you an idea, though, people who are under the national health
yesterday rupert murdoch, his son james, and top british executive for news corp, rebekah brooks, were in front of the committee. of course, there's the prime minister, david cameron facing the single biggest crisis in his 15 months as prime minister. we have been watching the spectacle. is cameron's leadership really under threat here? >> reporter: well, it certainly is being tested to the absolute limit. yesterday it was rupert and james murdochs time to be grilled, and now it's cameron's day to face the music, and he was asked repeatedly in his decision to hire andy coulson, and now coulson has been arrested as part of the investigation. let's hear what he said. >> he says in hindsight he made a mistake by hiring mr. coulson. that is not good enough. it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker, or whether or not he was lied to, but it's about the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned, and he preferred to ignore the warnings. >> the prime minister says he wasn't warned, and he never received those warnings. he said he will say sorry for hiring andy koulson
bombing victims. it's part of the media empire run by rupert murdoch. murdoch's son james talked about the move to close up shop. >> i feel regret. clearly the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. >> this all started with this huge scandal where the reporters were hacking into the voice mail of missing girl, actually giving -- >> false hope. >> altering. >> the investigation. you may know rupert murdoch as the man who owns fox, "new york post." analysts say losing "news of the world" would barely make a dent in his media company known as news corp. that stock was hit so investors and insiders are feeling the financial heat from this because it has -- >> it's a news organization and so the reputation is everything and that we'll have to see where the fallout goes. >> can you imagine being the family of the young girl who's missing, and you -- a reporter is hacking into the voice males and deleting them so they can hear what's coming on and the family and po
. late night comedians are not about to let the rupert murdoch pie-throwing contest fade into memory. >> i was horrified. he is 80 -- he can't digest pie! the instant murdoch was hit with the pie, news corp. stock spiked, regaining $395 million in market value in five minutes. this is brilliant! he needs to be hit with more pies! perhaps a scalding mincemeat or savory steak and kidney or snout and pancreas. >> what about england's second most powerful man -- david cameron -- who -- whose hiring of andy coulson as press secretary despite his rencently resigned after the first count of allegeds. >> how can he smell a rat when he has one in his midst? >> that was awesome! that's your c-span? i imagine the prime minister never had a chance. >> i've asked this question once already. i can set the answer to music if you like. just once in a while it would be nice to hear a little bat squeak of responsibility from the party opposite. i don't recall every single conversation i had. and you would be mad to try and pretend that you do. >> england is awesome! >> certainly was fun to watch some
of this scandal as editor of "news of the world" and of course the paper owned by rupert murdoch who can throw around a lot of political influence when it comes to british politics endorsed cameron for prime minister and then cameron takes office, hires the former officer of "news of the world" which i bet he wishes he hadn't and then the guy arrested today, which you mentioned. >> "news of the world" is this tabloid newspaper. it's as if the president of the world would go pick this man from a newspaper and say now you're press secretary. things are just different in britain, it seems. >> true, they play a much bigger role in the newspaper world more than the united states. i think it also points up, you know, the tactics. it was the same "news of the world" last year that did that sting with the fake shake of a reporter impersonating a person asking fergie for money on television. it's the same fabrication that's not so funny when it's applied to hacking into the voicemails or phones of ordinary people. as you know, what really made this scandal take off and led to murdoch's decision to clos
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